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12 September 2014

What happens when a British comedian and an Australian Actress meet, fall in love, get married and combine their skills and sharp wit? Find out at this funny and bold stand-up show that smashes conventions in every way. Presented as part of a tour to develop disability arts.

photo of comedians Kiruna Stamell and Gareth Berliner against a white background.

One of Us Will Die as part of DATN - Kiruna Stamell and Gareth Berliner

Gareth Berliner is a Stand-Up Comedian who's performed at festivals and in Comedy Clubs internationally and all over the UK as well as working with renowned stand-up collective ‘Abnormally Funny People’.

Kiruna Stamell is an actress with dwarfism previously seen in Baz Lurhmann’s Moulin Rouge and on TV in the UK in All the Small Things, Eastenders (BBC), Cast-offs (Channel 4), Ricky Gervais’s Life’s Too Short and recently acting opposite Geoffrey Rush in Giueseppe Tournatorre'sThe Best Offer.

The show offers hope and laughs for those that think they‘ll never meet “the one” and the laughter of recognition from those that already have!

Gareth said: "As a stand-up I've always been funny but when Kiruna joined me and we formed a double act it took it to the next level."

The performance looks at issues that affect the lives of many people but are rarely represented on stage, through Kiruna and Gareth’s unique perspectives on the ups, the downs and the horizontals.

Always under scrutiny from the prejudice of the outside world, One of Us Will Die exposes - with humour - the hidden discrimination facing the disabled community in matters of love and gives hope to the bent and disfigured in an age of body fascism, where myths and Hollywood lead us to believe love is only for the traditionally beautiful.

Saturday 30 August, 7pm - Bounce Festival Belfast 
(adf.ie, info@adf.ie, 028 9023 9450, 07534 863 449 (text), tickets: lyric.co.uk, 028 9038 1081)
Price £8 per event; £12 night pass (with music from Dylan Tighe), £20 weekend pass

Wednesday 29 October, 7.30pm   - Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
(arena.wlv.ac.uk / 01902 321 321, £10/£8)

Wednesday 26 November, 7.30pm - Forest Arts Centre, Walsall
(forestartscentre.co.uk / 0300 555 2898 Price: £6 per event or £10 for micro-festival ticket.
No concessions but carers go free if notified beforehand.)

Friday 28 November, 7.30pm - The Glasshouse Arts Centre, Stourbridge
(ruskinglasscentre.co.uk/gac / 01384 399430, £6 per event or £10 for micro-festival ticket.
No concessions but carers go free if notified beforehand.)

This tour is supported by Disability Arts Touring Network, a group of organisations and venues committed to developing disability arts in their regions and across areas of the UK, supported by Arts Council England Strategic Touring Fund.

Performance contains some adult themes and language, recommended 16+

The tour will include British Sign Language Interpretation and Audio Description

Social Media
Twitter  @kiruna_stamell @DaDaFest #DATN 
Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/alittlecommitment

For more information go to www.dadafest.co.uk

Please click on this link to visit the Disability Arts Touring Network Project page

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